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2013-05-01-01

The Supreme Court of South Carolina

RE:  Rule Amendments


ORDER


On January 31, 2013, the following orders1 were submitted to the General Assembly pursuant to Article V, § 4A of the South Carolina Constitution.

(1) An order amending Rule 4 of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure (SCRCP) and Rule 6 of the South Carolina Rules of Magistrates Court (SCRMC);

(2) An order amending the South Carolina Court-Annexed Alternative Dispute Resolution Rules;

(3) An order amending the South Carolina Rules of Criminal Procedure.

A copy of these orders is attached.  Since ninety days have passed since submission without rejection by the General Assembly, the amendments contained in the above orders are effective immediately.

s/Jean H. Toal                                  C.J.

s/Costa M. Pleicones                          J.

s/Donald W. Beatty                             J.

s/John W. Kittredge                             J.

s/Kaye G. Hearn                                  J.


1 An order amending Rule 16 and Rule 19 of the South Carolina Rules of Magistrates Court was withdrawn from consideration.

Columbia, South Carolina
May 1, 2013